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  1. Public to have say on legality of drugs

    03 ဇူလိုင်လ 2015
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    The Irish public is being invited to have a say in what is thought to be the country’s first official examination of the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. The Justice Committee is seeking submissions from people and organisations on alternatives to the current model of criminalisation. It comes on the back of a committee trip to Portugal, where a delegation studied its model of decriminalisation of the possession of drugs.

  2. Considerar despenalización de las drogas, pide la ONU

    27 ဇွန်လ 2015
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    En un cambio profundo respecto a su posición tradicional sobre el fenómeno de los estupefacientes, los máximos funcionarios de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) llamaron a la comunidad internacional a considerar la despenalización del consumo de drogas. 

  3. Why hardly anyone dies from a drug overdose in Portugal

    04 ဇွန်လ 2015
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    Portugal decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001. Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it -- Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quantities of these drugs as a public health issue, not a criminal one.

  4. Justice minister calls for light drug legalisation, PM pulls rug

    08 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015
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    The Portuguese justice minister, Paula Teixeira da Cruz, said she agreed with decriminalizing the use of soft drugs, in an interview to TSF radio, so “there is no highly organised crime or money laundering”. The prime minister has said that the decriminalisation of light drugs “is not on the government programme” and said that the comments made by the justice minister about this matter were made “personally”.

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    Ministra da Justiça defende legalização da venda de drogas leves

    07 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015
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    A ministra da Justiça, Paula Teixeira da Cruz, defendeu a legalização da venda de drogas leves em Portugal. “Os negócios da droga são profundamente rentáveis” e “se estiver disponível nas farmácias, se a puder comprar”, há “ganhos para os cidadãos”, graças à diminuição de outros crimes, afirmou a ministra. O primeiro-ministro já veio esclarecer que a legalização da venda das drogas leves não está no programa do Governo e que as declarações de Teixeira da Cruz foram feitas "a título pessoal".

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    Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa

    • Tom Blickman
    27 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2014
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    Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nationaler Regierungsebene, wo die Leugnung der Veränderungen in der politischen Landschaft und die Trägheit bei der Reaktion auf Forderungen nach einem Wandel noch immer vorherrschen. Auf lokaler Ebene hingegen führt die Ernüchterung hinsichtlich der aktuellen Cannabispolitik zur Entstehung neuer Ideen. In verschiedenen europäischen Ländern prüfen lokale und regionale Behörden eine Regulierung, entweder unter dem Druck von Basisbewegungen – vor allem den Cannabis Social Clubs (CSC) – oder wegen der Verstrickung krimineller Gruppen und zur Aufrechterhaltung der öffentlichen Ordnung.

  7. The difference between legalisation and decriminalisation

    17 ဇွန်လ 2014
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    The war on cannabis seems to be slowly burning out. On June 12th Jamaica announced that it plans to decriminalise possession of small amounts of the drug. Several countries, including Mexico and Portugal, have already taken this step, and many others are considering it. A handful of other jurisdictions—so far only Uruguay and the states of Colorado and Washington—have taken a different approach, not decriminalising but instead legalising cannabis. Many people mistakenly use the terms “legalisation” and “decriminalisation” interchangeably. What is the difference?

  8. "Just say no" is not an "alternative approach" to the drug problem

    George Murkin (Transform Blog)
    30 မေလ 2014
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    Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, who was removed from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs after one month, this week wrote two rather provocative articles on the Conservative Woman website. Raabe’s main argument is that a better, “alternative approach to the drug problem” would be to create a “drug-free society”. Punitive, zero-tolerance, abstinence-based approaches have been the dominant drug policy model in most parts of the world for over half a century now – and they haven’t worked. They've caused a great deal of harm and haven’t really stopped people taking drugs.

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    Parlamento debate Clubes Sociais de Canábis dia 8 de maio

    23 ဧပြီလ 2013
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    O Bloco de Esquerda agendou o debate parlamentar do projeto de lei para legalizar o autocultivo para consumo pessoal e criar os clubes sociais de canábis. No dia 8 de maio, os deputados vão pronunciar-se sobre o fim da perseguição aos consumidores de canábis. O Bloco pretende a despenalização do autocultivo de canábis, para que os consumidores que optem por ter a sua planta em casa como forma de não financiar os circuitos do pequeno e grande tráfico, o possam fazer sem arriscar a prisão ou a multa.

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    'This is working'

    26 မတ်လ 2013
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    Twelve years ago, Portugal eliminated criminal penalties for drug users. Since then, those caught with small amounts of marijuana, cocaine or heroin go unindicted and possession is a misdemeanor on par with illegal parking. Experts are pleased with the results. Portugal has stopped prosecuting users. The substances listed in Law 30/2000 are still illegal in Portugal -- "Otherwise we would have gotten into trouble with the UN," drug policy coordinator João Goulão explains -- but using these drugs is nothing more than a misdemeanor, much the same as a parking violation.

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    Towards a ceasefire

    22 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2013
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    Partial reforms have their limits. Most drug crime is not cannabis-related. Moving from punishment to harm reduction may help drug users, but it leaves gangsters in control of supplies and revenues. Many countries still stick to prohibition. The votes in Colorado and Washington were hardly imaginable ten years ago and make deeper change likely. They weaken the Single Convention, the illegal trade, and the prohibition industry that feeds on it.

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    Towards a Safer Drug Policy

    14 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2013

     For forty years the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has formed the corner stone of drug policy in Britain. The emergence of new psychoactive substances (‘legal highs’) during the past fifteen years or so has challenged the drug control system. The arrival in 2012 of a new psychoactive substance on the market, on average, every six days raises questions about how best to protect young people from unknown and unsafe drugs. The Government is considering this challenge and we hope this Inquiry report will make a helpful contribution to their deliberations.

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    ¿Ha perdido Estados Unidos la guerra contra las drogas?

    Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy
    06 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2013
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    El entonces presidente de Estados Unidos Richard Nixon declaró en 1971 "la guerra contra las drogas". La expectativa era que el narcotráfico en el país podría reducirse drásticamente en poco tiempo mediante operaciones policiales. Sin embargo, la lucha continúa. El costo ha sido grande en términos de vidas, dinero y el bienestar de muchos estadounidenses, especialmente los pobres y los de menor nivel educativo. Según la mayoría de los recuentos, los beneficios de la guerra han sido modestos en el mejor de los casos.

  14. David Cameron urged to take 'now or never' step on drugs reform

    09 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2012
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    David Cameron should urgently set up a royal commission to consider all the alternatives to Britain's failing drug laws, including decriminalisation and legalisation, an influential cross-party group of MPs has concluded. The Commons home affairs select committee says after taking evidence from all sides of the drug debate, that "now, more than ever" there is a case for a fundamental review of all UK drug policy. (See also: Committee calls for Royal Commission to examine UK Drug Policy)

  15. Portuguese drug policy shows that decriminalisation can work

    09 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2012
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    The Home Affairs Select Committee in the United Kingdom report on drug policy draws on lessons from Portugal’s decriminalisation of drug possession and puts forward a case for the UK reconsidering its own policies. Alex Stevens assesses the situation in Portugal, noting that while decriminalisation has coincided with a fall in the most problematic forms of drug use, it is not the only factor. (See also: Portugal: Ten Years After Decriminalization)

  16. Portugal: Ten years after decriminalization

    Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
    26 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2012

    In 2001, a small European country, Portugal, took a brave step, changing its drug policies and refocussing its efforts away from arresting and criminalising drug users, towards smart public health interventions. How did the political establishment of a Catholic-Conservative country come to such an agreement about decriminalization? How does the system work? Is it effective?

  17. Portugal progresses toward integrated cannabis regulation

    Martín Barriuso Alonso
    25 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012

    In recent years there has been much talk of the so-called “Portuguese model,” based on an initiative that led to the use of illicit drugs being decriminalised in 2001. In fact, it is often said that Portugal was the first country in Europe to decriminalise drug use de jure, while Spain, for example, took that step de facto for the first time in 1974, except that it was not through a specific law but rather as a result of a Supreme Court ruling.

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    Portugal avanza hacia la regulación integral del cannabis

    Martín Barriuso Alonso
    25 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012

    clubes-sociaisEn los últimos años se ha hablado mucho del llamado “modelo portugués”, basado en una iniciativa que condujo a la descriminalización del consumo de drogas ilícitas en 2001. De hecho, en muchos lugares podemos leer que Portugal fue el primer país europeo en descriminalizar el consumo de drogas de jure, mientras que España por ejemplo, dio ese paso de facto por primera vez en 1974, no a través de una ley específica, sino de una sentencia del Tribunal Supremo. Ahora, el Bloco de Esquerda presentará un proyecto de ley para permitir los clubes de cannabis sociales.

  19. Drug use is an issue for society, not the criminal justice system

    Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet
    10 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2012
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    There is no reliable evidence that tougher criminal sanctions deter drug use or offending. On the contrary, criminalisation worsens the health and wellbeing of drug users, increases risk behaviours, drives the spread of HIV, encourages other crime and discourages drug users from seeking treatment. A report by Australia21, Alternatives to Prohibition, subtitled Illicit drugs: how we can stop killing and criminalising young Australians, sets out the lessons learnt about the failed war on drugs from other countries, especially Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Portugal.

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    Uma nova visão sobre o uso de entorpecentes

    20 သြဂုတ်လ 2012
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    e-justo-isso2O anteprojeto teve por base a política de drogas adotada em Portugal há 12 anos. Lá, o combate ao uso transferiu-se da esfera policial e dos tribunais para o campo da saúde pública, graças a campanhas de prevenção e redução de danos e de tratamentos aos viciados. A proposta é que a pessoa receba notificação para comparecer a comissão mista de avaliação — formada por psicólogo, assistente social e médico — que recomendará penas alternativas.